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Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016

Group Rekindles Battle Over Lesser Prairie Chicken

Group Rekindles Battle Over Lesser Prairie Chicken

Environmentalists say there's new evidence that warrants listing the lesser prairie chicken again on the endangered list.

Friday, Sep 2, 2016

Kicking Off Longest Dove Hunting Season in Decades

Kicking Off Longest Dove Hunting Season in Decades

This year, Texas dove hunters will see the longest dove season in 80 years.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

US to Decide on Protections for 9 Species

US to Decide on Protections for 9 Species

A legal settlement filed Tuesday requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to decide on Endangered Species Act protections for nine species under deadlines.

Monday, Aug 29, 2016

Heat-Tolerant Plants That Require Little Water

Heat-Tolerant Plants That Require Little Water

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program Specialist Dotty Woodson recommended plants to add to your landscape that will do well in Texas' summer heat and not require a lot of water.

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

The National Park Service Celebrates 100 years

The National Park Service Celebrates 100 years

The U.S. National Park Service is celebrating 100 years of managing some of the nation's most well-known parks, monuments and historic places.

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Has Park Goers Buzzing

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Has Park Goers Buzzing

Fans of the outdoors have been waiting years, but the newest state park in North Texas is one step closer to reality. Plans for the new Palo Pinto Mountains State Park will be unveiled Wednesday.

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016

Fire Ants Forced to Higher Ground By Heavy Rainfall

Fire Ants Forced to Higher Ground By Heavy Rainfall

Fire ants, usually in hiding underground during the hot and dry summer months, are more active right now because of higher than usual rainfall.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

Fourth of July Lake Goers: Beware of Invasive Species

Fourth of July Lake Goers: Beware of Invasive Species

Anyone with big plans to party on the lake in celebration of the Fourth should be aware of an invasive species that is taking over three more lakes in Texas.

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016

Feral Hogs Cause Damage in Flower Mound

Feral Hogs Cause Damage in Flower Mound

One Flower Mound property owner says wild hogs are causing a lot of damage, and he's worried the creatures could become more of a problem if they're left uncontrolled.

Monday, Jun 6, 2016

Gator Sightings Becoming More Common in North TX

Gator Sightings Becoming More Common in North TX

Gator sightings are common at Lake Worth and other areas across North Texas, but recent heavy rainfall and a growing population are leading to more people encountering the creatures.

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Charlotte Police Release Portions of Scott Shooting Footage

Charlotte Police Release Portions of Scott Shooting Footage

Charlotte police released dramatic video footage Saturday that shows officers surrounding a black man with his hands at his side before shots are fired and he buckles to the ground.

Deep Ellum Sex Assault Prompts Extra Patrols

Deep Ellum Sex Assault Prompts Extra Patrols

Dallas Police released surveillance video of two men who investigators believe sexually assaulted a woman in Deep Ellum on Sept. 18. Extra officers are patrolling the neighborhood.

Suspect in Deadly Washington State Mall Shooting Captured

Suspect in Deadly Washington State Mall Shooting Captured

The suspect in a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five dead is in custody, authorities said. He was identified at at a press conference Saturday night as 20-year-old Arcan Cetin, a resident of Oak...

15 Treated for Odor at Denton County Shoe Store

15 Treated for Odor at Denton County Shoe Store

Store evacuated because of heavy fumes in Highland Village.

Search for Two Possible Drowning Victims in Kaufman Co.

Search for Two Possible Drowning Victims in Kaufman Co.

A search underway for two men after a canoe overturned on Saturday morning.

Door-to-Door Emergency Preparedness in Little Elm

Door-to-Door Emergency Preparedness in Little Elm

Volunteers from the city and county spent Saturday going door-to-door to see how prepared residents are for an emergency, and how they can better serve them if the worst were to happen.